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Forum topic by kernalkorn posted 1668 days ago 1513 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kernalkorn

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1668 days ago

Hello

im looking for a easy /cheap way to make box joints on my table saw or router table.shop wood working is not cheap as far as tools go.I have some pretty basic tools to work with and get it done with what i have.tried using a stacked dadoe set for box joints but not so great results.Kinda just gettin into routers and still have alot to learn.If anybody has any suggestions they are welcome.thanks from a woodshop freshman

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1668 days ago

Rockler sells a jig for making box joints on the router.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1668 days ago

You can make a box joint jig. Google it, lots of stuff will show up. I laid them out and cut some on my table saw by hand with the normal combination blade. Check my projects, I think it was the last one posted.

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hasbeen99

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#3 posted 1666 days ago

What Topamaz said. I’ve made 2 box joint jigs so far, one for my router table and one for my table saw. With hard maple, I got better results on my router table using a spiral bit than I did on my table saw using a Freud dado blade. One caveat, though—in Freud’s defense, I had not sharpened the dado yet. If I had, I almost certainly would’ve gotten cleaner cuts with it.

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Alonso

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#4 posted 1666 days ago

I made this box using the jig that you can see on the pictures, I think I spend less than $20 or $25 making it, the plans came from wood magazine I believe.

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Bob #2

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#5 posted 1666 days ago

Have a look at this one.
I am happy with it and it’s definitely repeatable.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2843

Bob

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